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Unread 05-26-2005, 07:42 PM
Big tummy

Is it my imagination, but it seems as if my tummy is getting bigger as my surgery date gets closer. Does anyone know if after I get rid of my triplets (I have named them Mia, Pia and Tia) I will lose some of this belly? What about the stretching of the skin? will I have loose skin? I have been having panic attacks about this surgery ever since I have a date for surgery. One day I am wondering if I will survive, the next if my daughter will cope without me. the next if I will have complications. Every day is sonething else. Today after my shower it is my belly (guess this is a good day. Maybe I will get some sleep tonight).
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Unread 05-26-2005, 07:52 PM
Big tummy

It seemed to me my fibroid was getting more noticable the closer to my surgery date. I think it's psychosomatic.

I don't want to scare you, but your belly is going to be big for quite a while. Even if it isn't physically big, it'll be tender so you'll have to keep a bubble of space around it to protect it.

Believe me, though, these little worries are nothing compared to the new lease on life you'll have free of disease and free of your period.
Unread 05-27-2005, 07:42 AM
Big tummy

You are so right and thanks for th input. I have been battling with these fibroids or many years (actually had a D & C in 1990 and another one last year). I will take your advise in regard to the space, and look forward to my new period and disease free life. Thanks again!
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Unread 05-27-2005, 07:50 AM
Big tummy

Maybe it is time to cut the cord and let mia tia and pia go free! You might have empty nest syndrome for awhile who knows...seriously I think those nasty fibroids must be taking up some space in there and I now I have been eating a little more because of my anxiety...Have you talked to your dr about your anxiety? Maybe there is something you can do together to relieve it? I know I take anti anxiety meds and it helps me. Good luck to you and mia tia and pia.
Unread 05-27-2005, 09:59 AM
Big tummy

I had to chuckle....

I am scheduled for a LAVH on June 9th. And I could swear that my abdomen is getting bigger too! Nice to know I'm not the only one. And I have "twin" fibroids in there, so I'm with you on getting rid of those and getting on with life!

Unread 05-27-2005, 11:13 AM


My Belly too is getting larger, so is my behind, my thighs and every other place my body can store the comfort food I have been allowing myself just to feel better. I am scheduled for a LSH on June 7th, 2005, due to adenomyosis, and am really looking forward to gaining my life back. I'm assuming we will have more energy and a much improved sense of self in about 4-6 weeks. I have found comfort visualizing the "new me" emotionally and physically. I know that I'm not the only one that misses smiling and having a good day. I am going to try my best to not take a good day for granted anymore.

I don't know if you have had any suregeries before, but I have and every one I've had I can honestly look back and say I have no regrets. I too have children and I'm trying to look forward to the days with them that will be pain free from sun-up to sun-down.

Hang in there we will soon be on our journey to recovery.

Unread 05-27-2005, 12:06 PM
Big tummy

Although my fibroids werent huge compared to some I read about here, I did find my belly was swollen. In fact, I noticed I had started holding under it like a preggie! This is in spite of having recently lost weight.
I had a TAH on 5/17. I have been fortunate that, at least until now, I have had very little swelling. Actually in spite of the post-surgery swelling, my belly is already flatter than before!
Unread 05-27-2005, 12:32 PM
Big tummy

My TAH was 3/02/05 - had 12 fibroids and thought for sure that I should look a whole lot different once it was over. NOT! 12 wks post op and still have the belly thing going on. It's a small price to pay, though, considering what my life was like before the surgery. I am pain free and period free - life is good!

Hang tough, ladies! Don't sweat the belly thingy - no big deal compared to your new quality of life that you can look forward to! Best of luck to all who are waiting to have surgery and speedy recovery to those who have already been there.
Unread 06-05-2005, 10:12 PM
Big tummy

I know my tummy is getting bigger I thought it was just me I made a appt. with the doc and they did another ultrasound and it wasn't just me my uterus is 3 to 4 times the size it should be. I will be so happy come June 16th the crammping is unbearable.
If my tummy doesn't change I could care less as long as the pain is gone.
Good luck with your surgery I am also having a TAH. My prayers will be with all.
Unread 06-07-2005, 02:54 AM
Big tummy

mine is really getting bigger and especially on one side. I have been working out and in the last 15 weeks I have lost 3 inches off my waist and NONE off the hips region. All because my "triplets" are growing. I can see the difference in my butt.

I think it depends on how fast the fibroids are growing and that we are much more aware of them.

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